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Ask a Therapist: How much does therapy/counseling cost?

Q&A with  Kristen Martinez, Seattle Therapist Counseling and therapy can vary in price, sometimes dramatically. Therapy can range from completely free (as when therapists offer up pro bono slots), to what is known as “sliding scale” or “reduced rate” (where your financial…

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Kristen Martinez Interviewed by Thriveworks

Thriveworks has quoted Kristen Martinez in a comprehensive and intriguing blog post about the downsides of being “too attractive”. Since she has an underlying background of feminist theory and one of her specialties is women’s issues, Kristen wanted to share…

Kristen Martinez Interviewed by CareersinPsychology.org

I have been featured as a “Counseling Expert” by CareersinPsychology.org for my specialty as an LGBT+ affirmative counselor. You can read the entire interview here. Photo credit: CareersInPsychology.org – Kristen Martinez, M.Ed., Ed.S., LMHCA, NCC Therapist in Seattle

Kristen Martinez Featured in Article Examining LGBT Portrayals in Ads

On November 17, 2014, Posted by , In Discrimination,LGBT,Miniroty,Uncategorized, By , With No Comments

I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by Kelsey Meany, a reporter for Generation Progress, about the status of LGBT rights as pertaining to advertising. Check out the full article below! Photo credit: Generation Progress – Kristen Martinez, M.Ed., Ed.S.,…

Why Do We Love to be Scared?

On October 29, 2014, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

As Halloween approaches and we are surrounded by haunted houses, zombie corn mazes, Wasco clown sightings, and horror movie marathons, it all begs the question: why do we seek out things that make us feel downright terrified? Why do we…

Feeling Sad this Time of Year? It Might be SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, you might be starting to feel a bit different than your usual self. Maybe you can’t pinpoint it specifically, but you know you tend to feel worse in the winter…

“Guilty Pleasure”: A Lesson in Mindfulness in Language Usage

On May 15, 2014, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

You’ve heard the phrase, most likely concerning watching a vapid reality TV show or listening to an infectious pop singer: “That’s my guilty pleasure.” We all know what it means – we know we shouldn’t like this particular thing, but…

The Power of Language in Popular Music

On May 15, 2014, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

Chances are, you’ve probably heard Robin Thicke’s inexplicably famous song “Blurred Lines”. There’s probably a slimmer chance that you’ve listened attentively to the lyrics. Sometimes popular songs can hide malicious, detrimental, or flat-out inexcusable lyrics between catchy melodies and voice…